It is with enormous pleasure that New England Review and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference announce the selection of Ricardo Nuila as the recipient of the first annual New England Review Award for Emerging Writers.
Dr. Ricardo Nuila ’96 has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Ignatian Award presented annually to Strake Jesuit’s Alumnus of the Year. The Ignatian Award is annually bestowed upon a Strake Jesuit Alumnus who meets the following criteria: his life exemplifies the academic, religious, and social values of the Jesuit tradition; outstanding generosity to the community; professional achievement contributing to the advancement of his area of expertise, and he exemplifies a Man for Others.
There is a long tradition of doctors who also write, including the poet William Carlos Williams, the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, and the author of Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton. Houston now boasts its own up and coming doctor-author, Dr. Ricardo Nuila. Nuila teaches medicine at Baylor, works at Ben Taub hospital, and also teaches creative writing at the University of Houston.
Baylor College of Medicine faculty members selected as outstanding educators for 2016 were honored at the Medical Education Awards Ceremony held Thursday, May 19, in Baylor’s Cullen Auditorium.“The faculty we honor with these awards are among the best of the best,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor College of Medicine.
For most of us, our bodies can be mysteries, but in Ricardo Nuila’s story “Mort Naturelle,” we find them painfully explained. Here’s what happens to a spleen when a parachute doesn’t deploy; here’s how a jaw disappears when it’s been blasted with birdshot; here’s the sinewy tendons from a neck wedged in a closed elevator, a stray head rolling around on the tile floor; here’s the pus that oozes like a tear from a septic wound.